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Hardy Mayor Clashes With Council Over Travel Expenses

2014janmeetingThe Hardy City Council passed a 2014 budget at its Jan. 7 meeting, but spending remained a hot topic through the remainder of the meeting.

During council member comments, Dale Maddox expressed concerns about the $6,000 allotted to the city administration for travel and education expenses. He said he thought the city had “over budgeted” for the expense, questioning why a city as small as Hardy would need to budget three times more than the city of Ash Flat, which budgets only $2,000.

Vehicle Vandalized In Hardy Parking Lot – Reward Offered!

WRONGOn Sunday Sept. 22, 2013 at approximately 11:45am a vehicle was vandalized in the public parking lot that is next to the Words Afterwords business. If anyone has any knowledge to those individuals that are responsible for this please contact us with that information.

If your information helps prove who the person is that did this act of vandalism then FOHA  will  pay $100 reward  for that information.

It is sad that tourist in the area who are visiting would have something done to a vehicle in broad daylight. This is a rare problem, but one that must not be ignored, and finding those responsible will hopefully prevent other incidents like this from happening again.

Hardy Ambulance Base Up And Running

After months ofambulance planning and work, the Spring River Paramedic and Ambulance Service and the city of Hardy have finally accomplished a long time goal — setting up an ambulance base in Hardy to be able to respond more quickly to emergencies. The ambulance station, originally based in Ozark Acres, has moved to its new Hardy location two doors down from city hall.

The ambulance service is sharing a building with the Hardy Fire Department. The ambulance space includes garage space for two ambulances, an office, common room downstairs, two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.

Main Street Hardy Acquires Headquarters

1871741-LMain Street of Hardy, the non-profit group which works to preserve and promote historic Main Street, has acquired the Biggers building on the northeast corner of Spring and Main Streets. The building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.

Main Street Secretary/Treasurer Marcia Weaver said, “This is going to be our Main Street of Hardy headquarters. The plan is to utilize the beautiful upstairs for our offices, and open the main level for a community event center, so other organizations can hold their meetings, conferences or other events here.” The building will allow Main Street of Hardy to begin a Bingo Night it has been planning. “Eventually, we want to put a kitchen in as well. There are already remnants of a kitchen, and we plan to use it for concessions,” Weaver said.

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs!

We are excited and happy to see the signage up just in time for the beginning of Tourist season in Hardy, Ar. We appreciate the hard work put in by Rick at Signs by Rick as well as everyone who helped by supporting our fund-raising efforts through the Friends Of Hardy Arkansas group.

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We hope that this forward step of “Unity” in our community will continue to inspire others to volunteer for events, and other areas that can use help in Hardy, AR. As a group working together we can do almost anything once we all put our minds to it!

The Rhodes Show Returns To The Stage

Can YOU name a family who can say they’ve made music with Jack Benny, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green,Rhodes Band 1940 The Bee Gees, James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Isaac Hayes, Craig Morgan, Donny and Marie Osmond, Tim McGraw, Neil Diamond, Conway Twitty, , Kenny Rogers, The Commodores, Dolly Parton and many, many more?

 Since the early 1930’s, The Rhodes Show, (Originating with Slim, Speck, Dusty and Bea Rhodes) has entertained audiences nationwide.

Area Farmer’s Market Moves To Town Center

famermarketThe Spring River Farmers Market has moved to a new location. SRFM will start it’s 3rd. year at the Cherokee Village Town Center Plaza next to City Hall on Santee Dr.

Sat. May 25th. is opening day and scheduled hours are 8am.-2pm. every Saturday till Oct. 12. We are excited about the move and look forward to another season of providing fresh, locally grown produce to the entire area. Local crafters, artists, and others artisans are welcome as well as musicians, food vendors, etc.

The first 4 weeks are FREE,and we are already signing up vendors .For more info call Jerry at 870-847-6422 or email to ziggyadams2011@hotmail.com.

Hardy Council Meets and Makes Little Ground On Lengthy Agenda

Photo by Tammy Curtis Members of Hardy City Council welcomed new members Feb. 5 to their first meeting of the year. Husband and wife team Dale and Leanne Maddox, far left, and Vicky Rice joined the six member council.

Three new aldermen joined the Hardy City Council at its first meeting of 2013 on Feb. 5, but very little action was taken as a lengthy agenda was discussed in a meeting, that, at times, felt more like a debate session between the mayor and one new council member.

Wet Or Dry – One More TRY!

Friday, July 13th, 4,989 petitions were submitted to the Sharp County Clerk’s office. We wish to thank everyone who was willing to sign the petition. Now the next step is to get those petitions certified and put onto the November 6th ballot. The county clerk’s office has already started the certification process.

There are now two issues.

 The first is that we need funds to fight any court battles that are will be fought due to almost certain lawsuits by the opposition. All donations are gratefully accepted. You can either give funds by visiting the SERT website. If possible, please designate the donation as a gift. Otherwise a service charge will decrease the total amount of your donation. You can also call Ruth Reynolds at 870 257-4596 or Stu Freigy at 870-966-4940

Spring River Farmers Market Re-Opening A Success!

Spring River Farmers Market re-opening was a HUGE success. “I estimated nearly a 1000 people attended the event on Fri. & Sat. the 25th. and 26th.” said Mr. Adams.  With 30 vendors on site there was something for everyone and these vendors were happy with the response from the community.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is  a nonprofit group dedicated to providing fresh, locally grown produce to the area. Fresh, delicious baked goods, jams, jellies, farm eggs ,etc. are also available. S.R.F.M. is YOUR F.M. We feel this a great asset to the area and encourage folks to stop by and see what we are all about. F.M. is located @ 2 Tekakwitha Dr. in Cherokee Village. From the 4-lane turn at St. Michaels Church, look for the green and yellow building, near Pioneer Auto Auction.

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